PLAN YOUR PERFECT DAY
ON THE WATER.

Hourly Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals on the Napa River

Calm water, warm weather, stunning scenery and no crowds. All come standard with every rental, so planning the perfect outing is a breeze. Simply choose an option below ... and we'll see you on the river!

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DOWNTOWN + OXBOW

Perfect for beginners, families and anyone looking for an easy escape on the water.

Explore the renaissance of Downtown Napa and Oxbow Preserve at your own pace - where salt and fresh water meet.  Paddle round-trip into the forested northern reach (2 miles) or carry-on to the confluence of Milliken Creek and back (4 miles).  Upon your return enjoy convenient access to restaurants and shops above the dock.    Along the way spot cliff swallows, kingfishers, otters, turtles and a variety of native birds that inhabit this riparian corridor.  


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KENNEDY PARK

Ideal for families and paddlers looking to connect with the natural environment.

Paddle along restored wetlands just a few miles south of downtown - where tidal estuary meets the Napa River Valley - including sweeping views of Mt. Veeder, Atlas Peak and Alta Heights/Coombsville AVA.  Paddle up river to Tannery Bend or down river to Horseshoe Slough where you may explore the intricacies of the preserve - home to otter, spawning ground for striped bass, bald eagle, red-tail hawk, osprey, egrets & great blue herons.  


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LOS CARNEROS

Guided tour aboard our hand crafted, wooden whale boat. Harpooning a whale may cost extra!

We offer guided tours of the Napa River aboard traditional wooden whale boats modeled after those that carried early settlers to the Napa Valley from arriving ships in the San Francisco Bay.  Paddle round trip into Drew's Slough and enjoy views of Mt. Veeder, Mt. Tam, Mt. Diablo and Atlas Peak embarking from a private boat launch.  Or, ride the tide from the famed Los Carneros wine region to the Oxbow District of downtown Napa, passing through several different wine appellations and ecological zones visible in the nearby hills.

Perfect for small groups who want to paddle in one boat together or leave the paddling to your guide.  *Kayak & SUP available upon request.

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PRICING

2-hour minimum rental. $89/half day  $109/full day  *add $10 for Tandem

 

$30/hr
PADDLEBOARD

$35/hr
KAYAK

$40/hr
TANDEM KAYAK

$40/hr
FISHING KAYAK

How do you want to paddle?

Kayak or paddleboard? Single or double? Dogs or kids? Whatever your needs and paddling preference, we've got you covered with premium equipment from brands we love. 

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Inflatable Paddleboards

No oversized pool toys here. Only premium inflatables from POP Paddle Co, Kahuna and Red Paddle Co that offer a smooth, stable ride.

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Rigid Paddleboards

Try our standard "surf style" cruiser from POP and Glide or upgrade to a displacement hull board.

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Single Kayaks

Our premium sit-atop kayaks offer comfort and stability perfect for flat water paddling. 

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Tandem (Double) Kayaks

Ride in comfort with 2 adults +1 child or dog on a premium sit-atop kayak from Crescent.  Framed, elevated seats provide extra back support and keep you dry.  Trademarked hull design improves glide!

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Fishing Kayaks & Boards

Our fishing fleet includes the full lineup from Vibe: Cubera 120, Shearwater 125 & Yellowfin tandem fishing kayaks – all fully-outfitted with rod holders, bungee straps, paddle seating and dry wells.

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Hobie Tandem Pedal Drive!

 Built for two, hands free! Hobie Outfitter was designed so everything you need is precisely where you want it; Handles, Hatches, Stowage Pockets, Drink Holders, Rod Holders and more. 

The Bay Area's best kept secret.

There's no better place to enjoy an amazing day on the water.

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Easy.

The perfect spot for beginners, kids and anyone looking for effortless outdoor fun.

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Safe.

Calm, clean water and lots of it. Leave rough currents, heavy boat traffic and fog behind.

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Crowd-free.

Surround yourself with wildlife, not wild crowds. You'll have the river all to yourself.

 

Words cannot explain how amazing the Napa Valley Paddle experience was ... perfect for everyone to enjoy. We will be back to try paddleboarding!

 

A lovely way to spend a couple of hours. We paddled past downtown and saw lots of birds. Service was friendly & efficient and we felt well taken care of! Can’t wait to go again with our kids.

 

Paddleboarding with NVP is so easy! You just show up and everything is ready for you to just get on the water and start paddling!

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Justin A.
San Francisco, CA
Anne A.
St. Helena, CA
Jen K.
Marin County, CA

YOUR PERFECT PADDLE AWAITS.

Your effortless escape on the Napa River is 3 steps away...

1
BOOK

Choose a date, time and rental option.

2
ARRIVE

Meet the NVP Crew at your launch site.

3
PADDLE

Enjoy a perfect day on the Napa River!